Isle of Wight News

For up-to-date news from across the Isle of Wight, we report on the issues that affect you.

Stay on top of political matters by following our live coverage from Isle of Wight council meetings – where we report what’s happening so you don’t need to travel to Newport.

OnTheWight always provides comprehensive coverage of local and national elections – providing insight into what each candidate stands for.

We always welcome story leads from our readers. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news to share with our readers, get in touch.

Image: The Climate Reality Project under CC BY 2.0

The Craft and Cask Festival heads to Sandown next month

tracy and julie at Boojum and Snark

To make up for the loss of the popular beers and buses event, two venues in Sandown are putting on a Craft and Cask Festival. Details within

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight residents can now self refer to adult social services via the Internet

using an ipad

This does not replace what is already in place, but provides another option for residents to complete the initial self-assessment form via the Internet if they wish

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 5:27pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases: 29 Sept 2020

mask and thermometer

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Police launch protocol to help blind and visually impaired people identify officers

police officer (photo in black and white)

The new scheme that helps police officers identify themselves to people who are visually impaired is being launched today to coincide with National Inclusion Week

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 9:10am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge delays ‘a totally unacceptable fiasco’ says councillor for East Cowes

Karl Love

Karl Love says the Isle of Wight council will have to 'bear the brunt' for the continued delays to the return of Floating Bridge 6, which will have been out of service for over a quarter of the year

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 8:48am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school confirm another case of Coronavirus – now a member of staff (updated)

Covid-19 test tube

Children who are identified as coming into contact with the affected member of staff are advised to self isolate for eight days

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Scrutiny Committee debate called-in Cabinet decision to extend £1m PTEC loan (updated)

Cllr richard hollis in online meeting

The decision made by the Isle of Wight council Cabinet was called in and debated today. Read News OnTheWight's comprehensive report

Monday, 28th September, 2020 6:13pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Floating Bridge will have been out of service by more than 13 weeks before it returns, says Isle of Wight council

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Floating Bridge was supposed to be back in service this week, but further delays have just been announced. Details within

Monday, 28th September, 2020 5:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Major change on the way for Ryde Pier – and beyond

Ryde Pier

Pedestrians and cyclists will be separated from traffic on Ryde Pier and interchange improvements being described as a ‘total reconfiguration’

Monday, 28th September, 2020 3:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Now law to self isolate if you test positive for Coronavirus or are notified via Test and Trace: The details

scrabble letters on the table spelling Stay Home

For those on low incomes who will have to self isolate the Government will be providing £500 lump sum payments via the local authority. Read the details of the changes and how it could affect you

Monday, 28th September, 2020 10:56am

By Department of Health and Social Care with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MS Society recognised with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

paul brading,susie sheldon and others outside the MS Society charity shop in shanklin

The MS Society Isle of Wight Group have been recognised for their work providing emotional, financial and wellbeing support to those affected by Multiple Sclerosis on the Island

Monday, 28th September, 2020 7:43am

By Paul Brading

Isle of Wight father and daughter rescue ray fish trapped under large rock

Allen and Eleanor with stingray

The rescue mission took place in St Lawrence on Saturday afternoon. Details within

Sunday, 27th September, 2020 10:54am

By Sally Perry with one comment